Join the Global MS Choir

The Global MS Choir is back. Lift your voice for World MS Day. It’s time to sing for MS!

In the spirit of MS Connections, we are joining our voices in song for the MS community.

Last year the Global MS Choir did an incredible performance of ‘All You Need is Love’. Now it’s back with another star performance to be released on 30 May 2023. Choir members will sing ‘Stand by me’, a classic by Ben E. King. To celebrate our global diversity, we’ll be singing some of the lines in different languages.

Want to take part? Join in harmony as we celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future.

The Global MS Choir performed ‘All You Need Is Love’ for World MS Day 2022

How will it work?

To save your place in the global MS choir, register using the form below. There is no cost to enter and anyone from the global MS community can take part. We will have our first rehearsal for everyone taking part in the choir on Tuesday 18 April.

After our first rehearsal, we will ask you to send us an audio recording of you singing the song by the end of the day on Monday 01 May. This is so that we can synchronise the sound of your voices. We will then have a final rehearsal on Thursday 11 May where we sing along to the soundtrack and record a video performance together to release on World MS Day.

Our team will edit your video performances together to broadcast on World MS Day – 30 May via Facebook and YouTube.

Please note all choir rehearsals and communications will be in English.

Key dates

  • First rehearsal: Tuesday 18 April 12:00-13:00 (BST)
  • Audio Recording deadline: Monday 01 May 16:00 (BST) 
  • Final Rehearsal and performance recording: Thursday 11 May 13:00-14:00 (BST) 
  • Broadcast of choir performance: World MS Day 30 May 2023!

You can use this time zone conversion website to help convert BST (London time) to your local time zone.

Choral Director

James Sills is going to help us reach the high (and low!) notes this year. James is a musician, vocal facilitator and author who helps people feel good through singing. He is passionate about the holistic benefits of communal singing and uses it as a vehicle to foster community, connection and wellbeing. He is the founder of The Sofa Singers, a virtual choir that brings hundreds of people together from across the world, for which James received a Points of Light Award from the UK government. We can’t wait to introduce you to him!

Choral Director James Sills

We can’t wait to see you there! You can email [email protected] with any questions.